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Help: Electricity and Magnetism Question

  1. Jul 20, 2017 #1
    Two long, parallel wires are separated by a distance of 1.0m. The current in each wire is 1.0A. What is the magnitude of the force on 1.0 m length of each wire?

    Help~ Thanks a lot
     
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  3. Jul 20, 2017 #2

    cnh1995

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    Please fill up the three part template and show your working. It is mandatory while posting in the homework help forum.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2017 #3
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Two long, parallel wires are separated by a distance of 1.0m. The current in each wire is 1.0A. What is the magnitude of the force on 1.0 m length of each wire?
    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Do I use F=BILsinθ? But I don't know B nor θ.
    Sorry~I have no idea. Help~
     
  5. Jul 20, 2017 #4

    cnh1995

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    There is an equation which directly gives the force between two current carrying conductors. You can look it up.
     
  6. Jul 20, 2017 #5
    Oh Yes! Found it! Thank you so much!
     
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